Originating as a branch of the Mahanadi, the Kuakhai enters the
block area from the north near Jhinkardiha and Marichia villages of Dadha gram
and flows touching the eastern boundaries of Kalyanpur, Barimund, Basuaghai and Sisupal gram panchayat passing Mancheswar. During floods, the flood waters submerge Jhinkardiha, Marichia and some parts of Gandarpur village. If the flooding is severe it even affects the paddy field of Mancheswar and Baramunda gram panchayats and maroons Singada, Rokata and Krushnaranapur villages.